In a mere 10 weeks time I will be landing in the land of the rising sun- Japan!
I hadnt realised it was so soon- HOLY SHIT.
Its time to confess- I am an organisational nightmare. Even that dude from Oprah would think I am a lost cause. I just....planning just doesnt mesh well with me. Or it does- for one evening. The next morning, feeling smug and self satisfied, I go back to ignoring my schedule and being all over the shop.
IN 76 DAYS I WILL BE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY, WHERE I DONT SPEAK THE LANGUAGE, WITH SO FAR NOTHING PLANNED.
Sorry to shout- that was really just at myself to get my butt into gear.
And so whilst I go off and make preparations, I have gathered together some inspirational pics in celebration of my impending trip!
A maiko in her finery...I hope to do a tour in Kyoto where I will be dressed in traditional costume and taken on a rickshaw ride through the cobbled streets.
Japanese hot springs, an onsen. These look amazing- but am I brave enough to get my kit off like is required?! Have Japanese seen fat people other than Sumo?!
I feel if im over there, to plan a trip without going to Tokyo Disneyland would be remiss.
Oh, wow. Just, wow. (I know, I'm tremendously articulate)
Tokyo Fish Markets. Apparently you need to be there at the crack of dawn (so maybe I wont go to bed after a late night karaoke session!) but its worth it to see the huge functional fish markets. And after that I can buy the worlds freshest sushi from the market stalls surrounding!
I couldnt talk about Japan without mentioning Fujisan (Mt Fuji) and sakura (cherry blossom)! I am lucky enough that the cherry blossoms will be in season during my trip.
And now for some: WTF Japan? Photos-
I do love a good mammary scarf.
Whilst not entirely as fashionable as those girls and boys at Harajuku, as a messy eater I can see the benefit in this!
And so im off, lets get this trip sorted!
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